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Miners in Coahuila Died for Seven Dollars a Day

By Adazahira Chávez, desinformémonos.org Mining yields great dividends to the mine operators, but at great cost to Mexico in lives  Continue Reading »

Stop the Death Threats in Barrancabermeja, Colombia

The Americas Program has signed the pronouncement against death threats to social and human rights organizations in Barrancabermeja, Colombia. We fully support the pronouncement and encourage others to do the same.

School of Americas Watch: Vigil to Close the SOA 2011

The November vigil to close the School of the Americas (SOA), that U.S. Army training school at Ft. Benning that instructs soldiers and military personnel from Latin American countries,, brought together hundreds of anti-militarization activists from around the hemisphere.

Zapatistas: 18 Years of Rebellion and Resistance

Desinformemonos.org, an “autonomous, global communications project”, covers grassroots movements throughout the world and the ideas and aspirations behind them. Its team reported on the international seminar held in Chiapas to commemorate and reflect on the 18th anniversary of the Zapatista uprising. In collaboration with Desinformemonos, the Americas program presents this summary in English of their coverage of the event.

Immigrants Join Protest as Occupy Wall Street Movement Grows

Sebastian Fernandez, 25, a graduate student born in Colombia, works the Spanish information desk of the Occupy Wall Street camp on the edge of Zucotti Park. At the corner of Liberty and Broadway, flanked by hot dog vendors and police barricades, he sits at a folding table laden with Spanish-language copies of the protest’s newspaper, the “Occupy Wall Street Journal”.

The Food Crisis Strikes Again

The increase in the cost of food, especially basic grains, has serious consequences for southern countries with low incomes and dependency on food imports, and for the millions of families in these countries.

Long Live the Students!

Chilean students have mobilized massive segments of the population once again, and they have Chile at their feet. The student movement leaves no doubt that efforts to privatize education in Chile have led to a full-blown crisis. The students have shown that the transition institutions conceived to preserve the dictator Pinochet’s unjust social and economic model are obsolete and must be changed.

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